Rush, Kraftwerk, Deep Purple Nominated!!!

Wow!   Today the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their nominees for the 2013 class, and much to our surprise and delight our top three acts have been chosen.

Headlining the pack is Rush, our number one choice and first time nominee. This is no doubt pleasing legions of fans across the world who has sung the praises of this Canadian Progressive Rock trio. Our second and third choices of Kraftwerk and Deep Purple have also been selected.

First year entrants Public Enemy and N.W.A. will be the representatives of Hip Hop on the ballot. The other nominees are Heart, the Marvelettes, the Meters, Albert King, Chic, Donna Summer, Procul Harum, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Jett and the Black Hearts and Randy Newman.

The five selected will be announced in Mid-December.

Let the debate begin!

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0 #6 Dr Clayton Forrester 2012-10-05 00:59
Wow. I am happy to see Rush and Deep Purple nominated. Also glad to see Heart back in the running. Have to figure Donna Summer is going to get some extra sympathy votes this time.

Good stuff.
0 #5 Committee Chairman 2012-10-04 22:05
Darryl, as i told Spheniscus over twitter today, i should have bet beer on it!

How about we do a follow up on who we think they will pick from the 15?

PS: Speniscus, i am in Rhode Island in mid december, so i can collect when i win that one.. :-)
0 #4 Musicologist999 2012-10-04 21:46
Congratulati ons to Rush---hey, it was only a matter of time before they'd get nominated--- and I'd also like to congratulate Procol Harum, another one of my all-time favorite bands! What a great surprise to see Harum nominated. Wow....TWO great prog bands on the list! Who'da thunk it? :-)

Of this list....I'd pick Rush, Procol Harum, Deep Purple, Heart, and Chic. I think Rush are guaranteed to be inducted. Procol Harum....the y've got stiff competition, but I'll keep my fingers crossed for Gary Brooker & company! :-)
0 #3 EverestMeisterNeg1 2012-10-04 19:07
I could see Albert King as an early influence candidate as well.
The others, along with King, I think will get inducted are Public Enemy, NWA, Donna Summer, Rush, Heat, and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.
Personally, I'd love to see Kraftwerk and Deep Purple get in as well. Deep Purple has a good shot, if not this year, than later on, but Kraftwerk to me seems like a one-off novelty finalist that will likely never get in, which is unfortunate, given that they truly deserve induction.
0 #2 Darryl Tahirali 2012-10-04 17:52
Are you sure that thinking along the lines of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is worthy of congratulati on? Just kidding--tha t is a high percentage of picks, as Spheniscus notes.

Because of when he was born, I agree Albert King will probably be an Early Influence inductee, although his success actually coincides with the Rock Era; his best-known album is Born under a Bad Sign, which King recorded at Stax in 1967 with Booker T. and the MGs. I saw King open for John Mayall years ago, and King seemed as much rock as Mayall is blues. B.B. King was born around the same time as Albert and had success earlier than Albert, but he went in as a full-fledged performer.

If Hall voters decide to do some heavy 1970s backfilling, then I can see Spheniscus's picks getting the nod.
0 #1 Spheniscus 2012-10-04 15:56
First, congrats to the Chairman on picking seven of the fifteen nominees. With hundreds of eligible artists, that is a very good percentage.

Second congrats to the Chairman on having two Canadian acts with legitimate shots at getting in this year with Heart and Rush.

As for the list, I think we'll see seven acts get in...

The five most likely... Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Deep Purple, Rush, and Heart and one weird "NomCom Favorite", which looking at this list means Randy Newman.

The seventh will be Albert King, who, as they have done with Freddie King and Wanda Jackson, will go directly from the nominees list to the "Early Influence" category.

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